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Postgraduate Programmes

MPhil

For LLM and MPhil purposes, students must select and complete four courses or their equivalent and submit a dissertation of not more than 25 000 words. Full-time students are expected to complete the requirements within an academic year (February to November or July to June), and part-time students are expected to complete the requirements within two years, save that the dissertation may be submitted by not later than the Friday before the first term starts, the year following the completion of the coursework for students who have completed their coursework in December and 15 September of the same year for students who have completed their coursework in June.

For named LLM (Professional Master's degree) purposes, students must select and complete four courses or their equivalent and complete a research project comprising four research tasks. Full-time students are expected to complete the requirements within an academic year (February to November or July to June), and part-time students are expected to complete the requirements within two years.

For Postgraduate Diploma purposes, students must select and complete two courses or their equivalent and submit a research paper of not more than 12 500 words by the Friday before the first term starts, the year following first registration for students who have completed their coursework in December and 15 September of the same year for students who have completed their coursework in June. Diploma students may, subject to relevant admission criteria, apply to convert their registration to the LLM programme.

Courses will typically involve between 3-4 contact hours per week, although teaching periods may vary from course to course. Details may be obtained from the course convener in each instance.